The Lipstick League – week of 10.1.18

Here’s what was up with The Lipstick League last week… Phyrra – I’ve switched up my skincare routine for Fall, have you? Check out my Fall Skincare Routine for Dry Skin! Prime Beauty – I love it when a beloved YouTuber has an opportunity to collaborate with a beloved brand! YouTuber Emily Noel collaborated with Makeup Revolution to create this travel-friendy Emily Edit The Needs Palette. Find out if YOU need it. we heart this – shimmer, glimmer, glitter…we’re talking all that twinkles in these new beauties from Pixi Beauty. Beautygeeks – has a tale of acetone and nail-polish fumes, pollen and dust and toxic-mold exposure, and Manigeek’s new No.1 fan. Blushing

Finally! Murad Offers a Way to Outsmart Acne…

press sample affiliate link Murad Acne Control Outsmart Acne Clarifying Treatment review I had hoped that by the time I passed 30, I wouldn’t still be struggling with acne. These days, at 32, it’s mostly under control–although stress and a bad habit of resting my chin on my hand can cause my acne

Best Fall Eco-Friendly Footwear Review for Outdoorsy Types

As the weather cools, we hope you will be hitting the hills… and the woods and beaches and savannas – you get the idea. Fall is a great time for outdoors activities because it’s cooler and (most importantly) there are no damn bugs! We have compiled a collection of great footwear that our Greenmoxie team recommends. Layna Chacos If, like me, you are not a fan of the hiking boot, then the Layna is for you! Hiking in these waterproof puppies is like having cherubs gently hug your feet. I am prone to blisters and most

How to Grow the BEST Garlic

Garlic is one of the easiest and most satisfying crops to plant. You can eat the long, curly scrapes that grow in the spring for some pretty funky and delicious side dishes. Frying garlic scrapes in butter is heavenly. Leave some to flower so that, while it takes energy from the bulb, you get the most delicate of flavors in that special dish. In late June or

Want to Dry Nails FAST? Go Old School

That and more in The Lipstick League, week of 8.27.18 Help a Blogger Out: Sheila from Painted Ladies says “I need a great fast drying top coat that’s budget friendly – help my nails out!” Well Sheila, it’s not quite a top coat, but I have never found anything to dry my nails faster than that good ol’ nail salon standard: DeMert Nail Enamel Dryer. I’ve tried all kinds of liquid

The Beauty Product I Wanted to Love, But Didn’t…

That and more in The Lipstick League, week of 9.3.18 Question of the Week: Name the last beauty product you REALLY wanted to love, but didn’t. Answer: Despite multiple recommendations by Hourglass makeup artists, and assurances that even my oily-skinned, primer-phobic self would love it; I do not love Hourglass Veil Mineral Primer. I’ve read tons of reviews from people with oily skin who adore this product. But for me, all I feel is the silicone in it. So for me, it just didn’t work out. But that’s ok. Hourglass and I are hot and heavy on tons of other products; like every Ambient Lighting powder version EVER. Here’s what happened

Meet Nissan’s New Electric Camper Van

The van-life revival of camper vans has seen an increase in the number of road tripping holiday makers the world over. This revival has had a setback with the rising price of fuel. Now Nissan has released its first-ever electric camper van in Spain that promises to put those road trips back on the calendar. Based on Nissan’s e-NV200 delivery vehicle, the e-NV200 camper can be custom-ordered from any Nissan dealer in Spain. It’s 40 kWh battery delivers only 124 miles of range but is perfect for trips around the Spanish countryside and Europe

Roof Tents that Turn Your Car into a Campsite

Rooftop tents are a convenient, stress-free way to camp. They set up and take down in seconds and mean you don’t have to bring a ton of gear with you. Whether you are car camping, overlanding or out on an adventure, the ability to take your home with you means you get comfort in seconds without the hassle. Camping above the ground means you are less likely to get wet in adverse weather, you’re safer from animals and insects and you have the best views. Here are a collection of our favorite rooftop tents. The Nest Designer Sebastian Maluska,

HELP! What Can I Do For My Dry Chapped Lips?

press sample affiliate link That and more in The Lipstick League, week of 8.6.18 New feature from the Lipstick League: Help a Blogger. Jen from My Beauty Bunny says “My lips are always chapped! What lipsticks do you recommend for dry lips?” Answer: Well, my dear bunny boo…I don’t recommend lipstick for chapped lips! You need to skip the lipstick and deal

We’re Head over Heels for this Drugstore Moisturizer…

sponsored post Cococare 100% Natural Argan Oil I’m having an all-consuming summer romance. I didn’t see it coming, but now that we’ve been introduced, I’m head over heels. Actually, I’m using it from my head TO my heels… My crush is Cococare 100% Natural Argan Oil ($5.75 2 fl. oz.), aka “Liquid Gold.” After many years as a we heart this beauty blogger, I know that some products look luxurious

43 Awesome Upcyled DIY Project Ideas

Upcycled teacup lights for your lady. Use a ceramic drill bit for the holes DIY solar charger from an old Altoids can. Find the DIY guide here: Recycle your old dominoes to make this cool clock Upcycled TV set turned aquarium – what’s not to like? Recycled tire horse swings are cooler and more comfy. Use an old rake to make this upcycled wine glass holder for your bar. Old spoons make up this great upcycled lamp shade. Upcycled PVC pipe periscope – find the DIY here:

DIY Natural Fly Repellents and Sprays

There isn’t much I don’t love about summer, but the flies do drive me crazy! We live across from a farm, so there’s tons of them to contend with. I don’t want to use chemicals in the house, and fly paper is just gross, so here are some

My Favorite Heat Protectant is….

affiliate link That and more in The Lipstick League, week of 7.2.18 Question of the Week: How do you protect your hair from damage in the summer? Answer: I tend to use my flat iron more in the summer. So any damage I might get is all from heat styling. (I wish it was from the pool or the beach; much more fun!) My favorite heat protectant Living Proof Restore Instant Protection Spray ($27, 5.5.oz) because it not only protects, it leaves my hair super shiny too. Here’s

You Look Great…For Your Age. Umm, Thanks?

press sample affiliate link RoC Retinol Correxion Max Daily Hydration Crème Review Although it’s not commonly seen as one, this is a backhanded compliment: “You look great…for your age.” How many of us have heard that? Ever since entering my late 30’s (and now almost 41) it is something

Why Women Love Tiny Houses

Tiny houses are a way to save money and live a more ecologically friendly lifestyle. Millennials and baby boomers are the largest group of enthusiasts, and among that group, women are the majority. In fact, 55% of tiny-home owners are women, versus the 45% of men who own tiny houses. Part of this reason is that women want to downsize after large life changes, such as becoming

The Tent Buying Cheat Sheet Campers Should Use

A quest to adventure is the driving force of life. Campers enjoy an adventurous time outdoors. If you would like to try out camping, the first thing to do is buy a tent. Last minute shopping for a camping trip and buying a tent in the local supermarket may seem like a great idea. But, the fun would last just until it rains. A cheap tent would fit the bill only when the weather is pristine while a quality tent would last for years. If you are confused with different options available in the market, here is a quick guideline to help you! Basics of buying

Five Wedges You Need for Summer

Anyone looks good in a great pair of wedges. Which is probably why they are so popular right now. I have the shortest legs, like ever, and always wanted gorgeous long model legs. But sadly, they never grew Gisele-style. So, I cheat with gorgeous wedges! Having a great pair of wedges to throw on with any outfit is the perfect accessory for summer. Bonus, they’re way easier to walk in than heels. Check out these five wedges

NYX Eyeshadow Palettes: Big Color, Not Big Price

NYX is really a game changer in the budget beauty industry. The two latest NYX eyeshadow palettes-the Ultimate Multi-Finish Palette and the I Love You So Mochi Palette–are solid competition for expensive brands, both in their color range and formula. The NYX Ultimate Multi-Finish Palette ($20) contains four colors, and each color comes in three finishes (matte, shimmer and metallic). The Ultimate Multi-Finish Palette is available in four different color ranges: Smoke Screen (smokey tones); Sugar High (coral, blush, mauve tones); Warm Rust (warm rustic tones); and Electric (bright tones). I tested the Ultimate Multi-Finish Palette in Electric

Save Money By Learning When To Buy Organic: The New "Dirty Dozen" Plus

Image via WikipediaEating fresh fruits and vegetables is an important part of having a healthy lifestyle; and while no one wants to eat produce that is full of pesticides, most of us are and don’t even realize it. There are many benefits of eating organic food: most importantly, they’re pesticide-free, meaning no pesticides or chemical fertilizers were used to grow it. Unfortunately, organic food almost always costs more than conventionally-grown produce. As I mentioned in my post, “Do You Know When To Buy Organic?”, most of us cannot afford to buy all organic produce; it’s just too expensive, especially in today’s economy. That’s why knowing what’s most

Guest Post: 4 Considerations Before Installing Solar Panels by Tali Wee of Zillow

Practical steps for protecting the planet include recycling, composting, driving a hybrid car and turning the heat down in the wintertime. However, homeowners who wish to be more proactive in the sustainability movement may choose to install solar panels on the roofs of their homes.Solar power is not only environmentally responsible, but also offers monetary incentives to homeowners. As fossil fuels continue to rise

Bug Be Gone DIY Candles with Beeswax

Beeswax is the building block of really great candles. These amazing candles really help to keep the bugs at bay. Enjoy many more hours outside without the pungent overpowering smell of bug spray with this super easy solution. Citronella is great for mosquitoes while peppermint and lemon eucalyptus will send those black flies and horse flies packing. 1/2 lb beeswax (I use the dregs of old soy candles too if I have them) 8 drops citronella oil 8 drops lemon eucalyptus oil 8 drop peppermint oil 1 skewer string jars In two mason jars (I’ve recycled yogurt jars here), grate your old candles or beesewax. Use a skewer to hang a piece of string in the middle of the jar for

Beautiful Tiny House with Pizza Oven cost just $15,000!

When people think of tiny houses they often think of minimalist homes with environmentally friendly amenities. You wouldn’t imagine a pizza oven fitting into one of these homes, which are typically less than 400-square-feet big. Yet this is exactly what Robert and Rebekah Sofia have built into their 221-square-foot home. The couple knew early on that they wanted a space that would be vibrant and fun, while staying within budget. To this end, they planned and used as many reclaimed materials as possible. From corrugated metal

My Summer Beauty Wardrobe; Starring IT Cosmetics, Hourglass and Surratt Beauty

press sample affiliate link That and more in The Lipstick League, week of 5.21.18 Question of the Week: It’s the unofficial start of beach season! What are some of your favorite summer beauty products… Answer: I’ve got a new summer beauty wardrobe that I don’t see leaving my face all summer long… • The new IT Cosmetics Bye Bye Pores Bronzer ($30) adds a luminous, light bronzy sheen to your skin and smells like coconut! And like the entire Bye Bye Pores line, it really does soften pores a TON. • Surratt Beauty Prismatique Lipstick in Haute Monde ($36) is the summer lipstick